New for 2018:Honda

Christian Wardlaw | Nov 20, 2017
Honda redesigns the Accord for 2018, undertaking what it calls “the most dramatic remake in 41 years.” The company’s Odyssey minivan is also all new, and loaded with family-friendly safety, infotainment, and convenience features. The Fit subcompact car is updated, too, and the Clarity lineup expands beyond fuel-cell and electric drivetrains to include a new plug-in hybrid model offering 47 miles of electric range and 340 miles of total range.


2018 Honda Accord Touring front quarter right photo
Detailed changes for each 2018 Honda car, truck, and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Honda Accord

  • Honda’s popular midsize car is redesigned for 2018
  • Sedan survives, coupe is cancelled
  • LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels
  • Turbocharged, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard, making 192 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Available turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Most trims have a continuously variable transmission, but a 6-speed manual gearbox is available for the Sport
  • Hybrid model returns early in 2018, equipped with third-generation gas-electric hybrid powertrain
  • Larger interior, especially for rear-seat passengers
  • Standard equipment includes LED headlights and taillights, automatic high-beam headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7-in. programmable driver information display, Straight Driving Assist, and Honda Sensing driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies
  • All except LX trim have a touch-screen infotainment system with an 8-in. display, radio volume and tuning knobs, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection
  • All except LX and Sport trim have a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Newly available features, depending on trim, include automatic Bluetooth phone pairing, wireless device charging, next-generation HondaLink services including a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, remote engine starting via smartphone app, a 6-in. head-up display, and front/rear park-assist sensors

2018 Honda Civic

  • Honda makes no changes to the 2018 Civic lineup

2018 Honda Clarity

  • A plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity debuts, bringing the model lineup to three including the Clarity Electric and Clarity Fuel Cell
  • Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is available in standard and Touring trim levels, seats 5 people, and carries nearly as much luggage as a Civic sedan
  • Provides 47 miles of electric driving range, and total driving range of 340 miles
  • When driven as a hybrid, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid gets 42 mpg in combined driving
  • Recharging the Plug-in Hybrid’s battery takes 2.5 hours using a 240-volt home charging station
  • An HV driving mode conserves battery power for electric driving at specific times, such as in zones restricted to electric vehicles

2018 Honda CR-V

  • Honda makes no changes to the 2018 CR-V lineup

2018 Honda Fit

  • Honda freshens the subcompact Fit hatchback for 2018
  • All trims benefit from suspension, steering, and structural enhancements, while added sound insulation and acoustic-laminated glass quiets the cabin
  • New Sport trim level debuts with sportier front and rear styling, side sill finishers, gloss black 16-in. aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust outlet, and orange exterior and interior accents
  • Honda Sensing driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technology is standard on EX and EX-L trim levels, and optional on LX and Sport
  • Sport, EX, and EX-L trims get a new 7-in. touch-screen display infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • New colors: Helios Yellow and Orange Fury

2018 Honda HR-V

  • Revised wheel treatment for EX and EX-L trims
  • New paint color: Aegean Blue

2018 Honda Odyssey

  • Honda’s minivan is redesigned for 2018
  • Returns in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels
  • 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 9-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard equipment for the LX trim includes aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, capless refueling, and numerous enhancements to quiet the interior
  • All versions except the LX get standard Honda Sensing driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies, blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, an 8-in. touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HondaLink Assist services, Magic Slide second-row seats, power-sliding rear doors, triple-zone climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, second-row window shades, and more
  • New family-friendly features debuting for 2018 include a CabinControl app with Social Playlist capability, CabinWatch parental monitoring, CabinTalk in-vehicle communication, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with unlimited data plan, and a Blu-Ray rear entertainment system with streaming video capability
  • Touring and Elite trims gain a new hands-free rear liftgate
  • Elite trim adds a new heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, and LED cabin lighting

2018 Honda Pilot

  • Honda had not announced changes for the 2018 Pilot as this guide was published

2018 Honda Ridgeline

  • Sport trim offered in two additional colors: White Diamond and Lunar Silver

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